Tips for Before & After Dermal Filler Treatments

I’m scheduled to receive Restylane (dermal filler) soon. What are some tips to make the procedure go as smoothly as possible?

The number one side effect of dermal fillers can be bruising and some swelling. To reduce the occurrence of these effects it is best to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and Aleve one week before the appointment. It’s best to also avoid fish oil, herbal supplements such as St. John’s Wort and other supplements that can thin the blood and lead to bruising.

Taking Arnica Montana pellets a few days before the procedure and eating fresh pineapple can help reduce the occurrence of bruising.

About 48 hours before the appointment avoid meals containing lots of salt or sugar as these can contribute to swelling. (No Chinese take out!) Avoid excess alcohol and caffeine as these may dehydrate you.

The day of the appointment eat a light meal before you come to avoid that woozy feeling.

No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Staying in and applying gentle ice or compresses to the area for 10-15 minutes once an hour until bedtime and upon awakening will go a long way to combatting any swelling.

Always ask your provider if there are any additional instructions for you to follow.

For more information about Restylane, dermal fillers or any of our other services, please contact us at

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

Don’t scrub your skin away!

scrubbing-facePeople often use facial scrubs, washcloths, Clarisonics (facial cleansing brushes) and more to clean their skin, many times twice a day or more!


While some gentle exfoliation is necessary for nice looking skin, too much can turn things in the opposite direction.

Overuse of exfoliators can cause redness, irritation, increased acne, dryness and sensitivity to name just a few adverse effects. Our advice to you is to slow down!

  • Never use scrubs more than 3 -5 times a week depending on the dryness and sensitivity of your skin.
  • Use scrubs gently – don’t be too vigorous and choose a sensitive skin brush if you use a Clarisonic.
  • Consider using an AHA/BHA type product (AHA/BHA Cream) for chemical exfoliation in place of some of your scrubbing products. They are a gentler way to remove dead skin cells and give your skin a healthy glow.

For more information about healthy skin or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us at

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180